It’s Soccer Season Again, Stateside!

This past weekend I made my first trip to Foxboro and Gillette Stadium. Since the MLS is abuzz with Beckham-mania there have been some solid ticket deals presented by our very own Revolution. So Ali, Keri, and I teamed up for a threesome of tickets to a string of games that includes Becks arrival as member of his new side, the Galaxy. The Rev’s home opener was packaged in combo with Women’s National Team World Cup tune-up against southern rival Mexico, a team that failed to qualify for the late summer tourney. The local side was the second bout of the double bill. Both games were home team beatdowns of dramatic proportion.

The WNT routed a completely overmatched opponent, controlling the ball for nearly the entire match. I am not sure if the US keeper even touched the ball five times the whole match. Despite the final score being 5-0, the margin could have been wider had some of the shots a little luck. The Mexican keeper had to have felt like a there was a target on her chest as she was consistently peppered with blasts from all over the yard. Even Kristine Lilly, who is as old as I am, tallied a couple in the effort.

So after such a dominating performance, we were all hoping for a slightly more competitive second match, if for no other reason then to guarantee there would be some occasional action at the end where our seats were. Well, there was some action but the score was more the same, with a 4-0 drubbing of the new expansion team Toronto FC. MLS and Revolution scoring sensation Taylor Twellmen put in a pair and nearly pulled the hat-trick. Even though the score was so lopsided there was a little more end-to-end action, the Revs definitely had the upper-hand on the opposition and significantly limiting Toronto’s scoring chances to a few shots from the periphery.

With the Revs playing this evening, in a vaunted ESPN2 prime time slot, I am hoping to see more of the same.